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    Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa State?

    This has been discussed many times. Some strongly feel that what we say on this message board can negatively or positively affect a potential recruit. Some strongly feel that recruits are smart enough to take such comments with a grain of salt. I'm cursious to see the percentages of fans who feel each way.

    What is your opinion?

    Answer yes if you believe it can play some sort of factor in coming to Iowa State.

    Answer no if you beleive it does not play a factor at all in coming to Iowa State.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    This poll is too black and white. There really needs to be an option that says "Yes, but only to the extent that it would reinforce doubts the recruit already had".



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    My voting hand is getting tired.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    I said yes. It plays a factor, but in the grand scheme, I'd say a very small factor.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    My voting hand is getting tired.

    You're doing it wrong. And probably going to go blind...


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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St



    This reminds me of those political polls I always get in the mail, where all the questions are designed to evoke the answer desired by the polltakers...and then, to add insult to injury, they ask you for money at the very end. At least you aren't asking for money.


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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    This poll is too black and white. There really needs to be an option that says "Yes, but only to the extent that it would reinforce doubts the recruit already had".
    Correct



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post


    This reminds me of those political polls I always get in the mail, where all the questions are designed to evoke the answer desired by the polltakers...and then, to add insult to injury, they ask you for money at the very end. At least you aren't asking for money.
    Yet...



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Let's pretend in a fantasy world that this message board was a legit recruiting problem, what would be a solution? The people who paid money for this aren't just going to shut it down and you can't ban people from discussing men's basketball. Do you make it a pay site with a small fee that doesn't break your bank but maybe keeps some of the rift raft away?

    I don't know what else you could do. Or Greg McDermott could do his job and win some games.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    This poll is too black and white. There really needs to be an option that says "Yes, but only to the extent that it would reinforce doubts the recruit already had".
    If this message board did not exist... and a different result of a player commitment would never occur due to this fact. Then vote no.

    If it only reaffirms what somebody would have picked anyway. Vote no.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    This poll is too black and white. There really needs to be an option that says "Yes, but only to the extent that it would reinforce doubts the recruit already had".
    All recruits have doubts unless they only have one choice.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by dbronco7sc View Post
    If this message board did not exist... and a different result of a player commitment would never occur due to this fact. Then vote no.

    If it only reaffirms what somebody would have picked anyway. Vote no.
    What I'm saying is that it only accelerates issues, I don't think the end result is all that different in most situations.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    I can't imagine a scenario where a recruit is going to come to ISU and changed his mind based on a message board, or vice versa.



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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    A big factor, probably not but I do think that negativity can have a slight affect on it sometimes. I'm sure recruits read these boards as do current players and coaches. Negativity on message boards sure as heck won't help at all I'm sure but positive stuff will never hurt.


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    Re: Poll: Can message boards play a factor into a potential recruit coming to Iowa St

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I can't imagine a scenario where a recruit is going to come to ISU and changed his mind based on a message board, or vice versa.
    You obviously have a very limited imagination.



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